HC Deb 02 December 2003 vol 415 c36W
Mr. Woodward:

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which projects have been (a) wholly and (b) partly funded by his Department in St. Helens since 1997; when each project was announced; when it started or was expected to start; what funding was provided by (i) Government and (ii) a third party; what third party provided funding; what the target group of the project was; what the projected outcome of the project was; and what the name of the project was. [141269]

Ruth Kelly:

Two projects have been partly funded by the Invest to Save Budget (ISB) in St. Helens since 1997. These were announced in February 2000 and March 2001 respectively.

The projects were: 'Early Intervention Equals Timely Prevention' funding by Government for this project was £241,000. Third party funding was by a partnership consisting of St. Helens Metropolitan Borough Council and St. Helens area Merseyside Police. The target groups were victims and potential victims of crime. The projected outcome was to reduce the incidences of victimisation and repeat victimisation and to make an impact on crime and disorder in the St. Helens area.

'The Advice Connections' funding provided by Government to this project was £180,000. Third party funding was by a partnership consisting of The Legal Services Commission for Merseyside, St. Helens Metropolitan Borough Council, St. Helens and Knowsley Health Authority, Council for Voluntary Services, Coalition of Disabled People, Age Concern, Citizens Advice Bureau, The Liverpool Law Society, The Benefits Agency and St. Helens County Court. The target group is citizens likely to suffer from social exclusion. The projected outcome was increased and improved access to legal information and advice services.

Of course HMT allocates spending to departments who will spend this in every authority including St. Helens.